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Hamlet

DATE: Oct 10-12
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $7 at the door
LOCATION: Madison Performing Arts Center

Madison High School Drama Department Presents: Hamlet by WIlliam Shakespeare

Madison Drama Department will be performing Hamlet on October 10-12 at 7 p.m. at in the Madison Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door.

 

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is set in the kingdom of Denmark. The play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his Uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius’s brother and Prince Hamlet’s father. Not only has Claudius killed Hamlet’s father but he has also taken Hamlet’s mother and the old king’s widow, Queen Gertrude, as his wife. And so he has taken the throne.

 

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, which has been retold and adapted by many on stage and in films. The play was one of Shakespeare’s most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most performed, topping the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance list since 1879.

 

The title role was almost certainly created for Richard Burbage, the leading tragedian of Shakespeare’s time. In the 400 years since, the role has been performed by highly acclaimed actors such as John Barrymore, Sir Laurence Olivier, Kevin Kline, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Mel Gibson, Jude Law and David Tennant.

2013-2014 High School Theatre Schedulepdf

 

For more information contact Cynthia McDonald at 356-1400 .

Posted on October 10, 2013